From 30.09. to 03.10.2023 in the youth hostel Oberwesel

Here you can find further information about the Coesfeld Cup. This takes place every year within the BinG! Harmony College. Every two years this competition serves as a qualifying competition for the German Championship of Barbershop Quartets, which takes place during the Barbershop Music Festival. The results of the Coesfeld Cup of the last years can be seen here.

BinG! Harmony College 2023

From: Saturday, 30th September 2023 - 15pm

To: Tuesday, 3rd Oktober 2023 - 15pm

Where: Rheintal-Jugendherberge Oberwesel

Future Harmony College Dates:

03.10. - 06.10.2024

02.10. - 05.10.2025

How long until it starts?


Where is it happening?

The Harmony College is an annual long weekend organized by BinG! where the whole intensity and inspiring emotionality of barbershop singing can be experienced in four-part harmony. Each singer has the individual opportunity to further their musical education, to contribute and to have a lot of fun.  

Choir singers can sing in project choirs - where two songs are brought to life in an upbeat, passionate and cool way, which are then performed in front of an audience at the final concert. 

In addition to the choir rehearsals, interesting courses are offered on the topics of singing, stage presentation, interpretation and barbershop-specific music theory. Every year, numerous renowned international barbershop experts look forward to passing on their knowledge and enthusiasm for barbershop.

You can find more information in our Info-Mails

In recent years, the BinG! Harmony College has become a real magnet for barbershoppers and a cappella enthusiasts from all over Germany. The wide range of learning content, the fun of singing together (sometimes late into the night...) and the good atmosphere have ensured that many participants keep coming back.

Especially for young participants there is the Young Voices (for young barbershoppers up to 30), which offers a lot of fun among peers. Here, too, the weekend is crowned with a performance at the final concert.

As a 3rd stream, the weekend offers the Quartet College with special courses and individual coaching sessions for quartets registered at BinG! Depending on the coach and the quartet's own wishes, the sessions always focus on one of the 3 evaluation categories in the barbershop: Singing, Performance or Music.

Traditionally, the weekend starts with the quartet competition "Coesfeld Cup", in which quartets compete with 2 competitive pieces. Every 2 years the competition is also qualification for the German Quartet Championship of the BinG! music festival. This event gives the perfect start to an eventful and harmonious weekend with different evening events, exciting courses, nice exchanges and the famous afterglow, which rounds off each day with lots of fun.


325 € - BinG! Members

395 € - Non-members (BinG! membership from 25€/year)

265 € - Participation with external accommodation

199 € - Young Voices@HC (up to 26 years (Deadline 30.09.2023))

80 €  - Surcharge for "double singers“ (registration with 2 Quartets)

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Our Faculty

Stay tuned - The event team is currently working on an exciting and educational program.
Here you will soon find out who will be part of the faculty in 2023 and who will coach you this year on current topics in the field of
in the area of barbershop singing, performance and music.

Event-Team 2023

Since the successful online Harmony College (Living Room Edition), the BinG!-HC-Team organizes the annual live events in Oberwesel. Every year, a HC team is put together for this purpose from the members of the professional association.

Impressions - Harmony College 2019